If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm.
CoIf you’re an American, and you’re fortunate enough to be living in Spain, there may come a time when you need to renew your US passport. There are several Consulates within Spain (both the Iberian peninsula, and some of the islands (Balearics & Canarias). Don’t worry, we are here to help you figure out how to renew your US passport in southern Spain!
Winter is upon us with cooler weather, fewer hours of sun, and more germs are spreading. Yes, it is flu season and some people choose to have a flu shot. This post isn’t about the rights or wrongs of getting a vaccine. It’s just instructions on how to get your flu vaccination here in Spain.
If you own a car in Spain, eventually you’ll need to renew its roadworthiness certification (Spain ITV renewal). Known as the M.O.T. in the United Kingdom, or the D.O.T. in the United States, the roadworthiness sticker is named ITV in Spain (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) . Renewing ITV in Spain is actually very straightforward. We provide complete instructions below specific to ITV Granada or Costa Tropical, but much of it applies the general process of renewing your ITV in Spain as well.
As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans. You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.
We know that there are many plastics in use in Spain, but we can at least recycle to help. If you are new to Spain and come from another country the recycle system may be a bit different for you. There are usually a variety of recycle bins scattered around every city, town and even small village. Sometimes many of the recycling bins are grouped together and other times you will see just one or two. Let’s learn a little more about recycling in Spain!
When recycling in spain, the most common bins are those for Glass and Plastic. You will find fewer for the Paper, Oils and Used Clothing.
For a complete shopping experience, sometimes you need to visit a big city. We will describe how to get to the new Centro Comercial Nevada shopping Granada from Almuñécar. The Nevada shopping center [Centro Comercial Nevada] is located in Granada and is on the southeast side of the city, so that means easy access from Costa Tropical. With approximately 120,000 square meters of commercial area, and with 200+ stores, numerous restaurants, and an 8-cinema cineplex, there is plenty to see, do, and eat.
If you are planning on driving in Almuñécar, this is an essential book for you. We offer you a complete guide to driving in Spain. While it isn’t intended to be a full driving manual, it is packed full of important information to help you drive safely, as well as avoid accidents and fines.
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders.
We all want to stay healthy and be able to enjoy our lives to the fullest. Sometimes that means we need to visit a medical professional to keep us from getting ill, or help us when we aren’t feeling well. We have a few options listed for general health care in Almuñécar, (general medical doctor, optometrist, dentist, pediatrician, clinical analysis, and more). No one wants to experience and emergency, but it is always good to know what’s available to you, just in case you need it. We will cover the main medical centers and clinics in Almuñécar and also provide information about the nearest hospitals.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading